Since I love the concept of working less and making more, I'm about halfway through it already. But, a brief passage on page 1 of Chapter 1 caught my attention immediately.
As you know, I've been obsessed with productivity my whole life, and I became even more obsessed with it when I learned I have ADHD.
Here's how Schramko begins his discussion of how to work less:
You need to shift your thinking about doing less and feeling totally okay about it.
And, the best way to change your focus is to increase how effective you are.
Notice I didn't say 'how productive you are.'
He goes on to explain that being productive while doing the wrong things won't help you reach your goals; being productive at the right things is what he considers being effective.
If you've read Working Smarter for Mac Users or taken either course, you know that I agree wholeheartedly with this philosophy,
I'm just not sure about his semantics. I think of being productive as "working on the right things (i.e., Most Important Tasks) without procrastinating."
That sounds suspiciously similar to Schramko's concept of being effective.
In spite of our linguistic differences, I think Schramko and I agree more than we disagree when it comes to doing more work in less time.
My conclusion: One man's effective is another man's productive.
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Like an Elephant, Reminders Never Forgets
In last week's episode (Episode #267) of Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves at The Mac Observer, I discussed my love affair with the Reminders app.
Here's a taste:
I remember my father saying, "the older you get, the more you forget," when he forgot about something. He sometimes used a little calendar/notebook, but he often forgot to use it.
I’m no spring chicken. I’ve been doing what I do for the better part of three decades. I’m sad to say dad was probably right. As the years have passed, I’ve learned to use my Apple technology to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.
Why Reminders Rocks…
There are several reasons the Reminders app on macOS, iOS, and watchOS is the near-perfect assistant to my ever more forgetful wetware. The biggest one is that it’s completely pervasive. Whenever I need to remember something, Reminders is a click (or tap) away, on my Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, one of which is always close at hand (especially the watch).
Read the complete column at The Mac Observer...
For Photos (and Videos): iPhone X or 8 Plus?
Late last year I wrote a pair of columns about my experiences toting an iPhone X in one pocket and an iPhone 8 Plus in the other for several months. If that's of interest, here's where to read both parts, which include a handy table of current iPhone models including sizes and weights in Part I and my thrilling conclusion in Part II.
For those who aren't inclined to click the links below, here's a picture from Part II that I think is worth at least 1,000 words: